Full passes to Unsound festival's Krakow edition sold out within minutes, but individual tickets will go on sale once the full line-up is announced
Advance tickets for the Krakow edition of Unsound sold out within hours of going on sale on 30 May, even before the festival had fully confirmed its programme of artists appearing. Last month Unsound had announced that this year’s festival theme would be Dislocation.
Curated in collaboration with Goethe-Institutes in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Unsound will start exploring the Dislocation concept at the festival’s Krakow base in October before going on to develop it at further Unsound events in various cities across Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Central Asia and the Caucasus region throughout 2016–17. “The very idea of a Polish born festival producing prominent music events in New York, London, Toronto and Adelaide is unusual,” declares Unsound artistic director Matt Shultz. “But at a time when the world feels increasingly unstable, we want to more consciously explore all sorts of fertile peripheries in the context of geography, politics, identity, online interaction and more generally the contemporary social environment.”
For the forthcoming Krakow edition a number of projects have been commissioned with connections to Unsound featured cities in mind. These include Moritz Von Oswald collaborating with the Bishkek based Kyrgyz band Ordo Sakhna; and Stara Rzeka will be working with the Dushanbe, Tajikistan based group Samo. Felicita will be performing a collaborative project with traditional Polish dancers, and Matmos will be making an exploration of space in an ensemble performance of Robert Ashely's Perfect Lives. Other transnational projects include JD Twitch presenting a DJ set devoted to Muslimgauze aka the late Bryn Jones, and Australia's Severed Heads are planning a performance, alongside an artist's talk from the group's Tom Ellard, who will also be launching an online installation to coincide with the festival. Other confirmed artists include: Forest Swords, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Kara-Lis Coverdale, Senyawa, Nan Kole, Food man, Traxman B2B DJ Fulltono, Babyfather, Gaika, Roly Porter, Cindytalk, Anna Zaradny, Horse Lords, and many others.
Unsound Krakow will take place between 16–23 October 2016. Full festival passes might have sold out the moment they were made avaliable, but individual tickets will be going on sale soon.